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The geeks shall inherit the Earth popularity, quirk theory, and why outsiders thrive after high school

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 436 p.)
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    electronic resource
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-433).
Formatted Contents Note: Meet the cafeteria fringe -- Late summer to early fall: the popularity myth. Quirk theory and the secret of popularity -- Why are popular people mean? -- Fall: why quirk theory works. In the shadow of the freak tree -- It's good to be the cafeteria fringe -- Winter: outcast profiling and other dangers. Challenges -- Misperceptions -- Late winter to early spring: being excluded doesn't mean that anything's wrong with you. A brief introduction to group psychology -- Why labels stick: the motivations of the normal police -- Spring: quirk theory's origins: why these issues are hardest in school. Changing perceptions -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Late spring to early summer: popular vs. outcast. Popularity doesn't lead to happiness -- The rise of the cafeteria fringe -- Cafeteria fringe: lucky and free.
Summary, etc.: In her book, Alexandra Robbins explores the ways group identity theories play out among cliques - and the students they exclude. She reveals the new labels students stick onto each other today, the long-term effects of this marginalization, and the reasons students falling under these categories are often shunned.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Group identity
Conformity
Social isolation
Middle school students
High school students
Genre: Electronic books.

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